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Cedar Covered Bridge Resurrected

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The Cedar Covered Bridge in Winterset, Iowa was the target of arsonists in the spring of 2017. Since that time the community has joined together and overcome the loss with the hope of rebuilding the bridge. In fact, they have been very busy raising funds and securing grants. The Facebook page, Rebuild Cedar Bridge, is full of donations, thanks, Go Fund Me campaigns, tributes and more.

Today the bridge stands again and will be completed in the very near future. Here is a link from the KCCI in Des Moines, Iowa from April 26, 2019 reporting on the progress: Construction nearly finished on Cedar Covered Bridge.

For a history of this bridge, click on this website link for the Cedar Covered Bridge.

The Cedar Covered Bridge was one of the bridges made famous the 1992 The Bridges of Madison County romance novella. The book was made into a feature film in 1995 starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep.¹

Cedar Covered Bridge June 2019
Cedar Covered Bridge
Photo by Bill Bowser ©June 2019


Editor's note: Thanks to James Crouse for bringing this to our attention.

1. Wikipedia: Cedar Covered Bridge

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